M.Sc. Banking and Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP19350 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP11000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking.



The modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods.

The range of optional modules on the programme will enable you to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests.

Core study areas include financial economics, the financial system, research communication, research methods, asset management and derivatives, corporate finance, banking and financial markets, and further quantitative techniques.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP19350 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP11000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • Financial Economics
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • The Financial System
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
  • Economics of Firms and Markets
  • Stochastic Models in Finance

Semester 2

Core modules

  • Risk Management and Derivatives and/or Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing
  • International Money and Finance

Summer period

Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.

English Language Requirements


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Upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Triple accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)

The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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